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“The Queen’s Gambit” Wins Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series at 2021 Emmy Awards


Restricted or anthology standouts are by no means an in depth race, and this 12 months’s contenders remained neck-to-neck (and neck-to-neck) till Sunday’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. would it not go to the singular I can destroy you? Or Easttown mare The place WandaVision, the 2 sequence that launched 1,000,000 fan theories? Or possibly one of many prestigious interval items, The Queen’s Gambit The place The Underground Railroad?

On the finish, The Queen’s Gambit was named the winner. Stars Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Moses Ingram fortunately led the procession onto the stage, the place William Horberg accepted on behalf of fellow EP, writer-director Scott Frank, and the solid.

“The one thing that no algorithm can predict, that no billion dollar budget can make, is word of mouth,” he stated. “This award is for the fans who have said to their friends, ‘Dude, you have to watch the orphan chess drama.'”

“Anya Taylor-Joy, what can I say?” Horberg continued. “You brought the sexy back to chess and inspired a whole generation of girls and young women to realize that patriarchy simply has no defense against our queens.”

The Netflix miniseries, based mostly on the eponymous 1983 novel by Walter Tevis following chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Taylor-Pleasure) from orphan to chess grandmaster, was nominated for a complete of 18 Emmy Awards this 12 months. The Queen’s Gambit in the end gained 11, together with Finest Course and Finest Solid for a Restricted or Anthology Collection or Movie.

“I’m so grateful that people connected to this story and this as much as they did because it means so much to me,” Taylor-Pleasure advised ET. “Every time you do a project it feels like you’re throwing your baby out the window and when people grab it it’s the best feeling in the world.”

The Primetime Emmy Awards 2021, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, aired reside Sunday, September 19 on CBS and Paramount +. For full Emmy protection, keep tuned to ETonline.com.